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The Big Sports that all may play!

The Big Sports Gig…so that all may play!

SAVE THE DATE – May 16, 2015!

…for the 2nd Annual The Big Sports Gig

The sports themed evening will include include dining, auctions, and a feature keynote sports hero presentation. Proceeds will go directly to the new community Recreation Scholarship Fund with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, to allow hundreds of local economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other recreation programs.

New this year

Awards honoring a community nominated local team, volunteer and coach.

In its inaugural year The Big Sports Gig starring former Seattle Sounder Roger Levesque, Gig Harbor Canoe & Kayak Team’s Alan Anderson and keynote speaker, former Seattle Mariner Brian Holman, whose inspiring speech set the tone to make a difference in our community and raised over $12,000. This means that this year about 240 kids will get the chance to play, many for the first time, through Recreation Fund grants to our community’s non-profit sports and recreation organizations.

Join in the fun and help raise critical funds to enable, and increase, the participation of disadvantaged youth in sports programs across our Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula community.

THE BIG SPORTS GIG – So that all may play! (click to view)

Boys & Girls Club (Cheney Family Branch)
8502 Skansie Avenue, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Tickets: Will be available early in 2015.


The Need. The Importance.

Access to local sports and recreation programs is vital to the health and well-being of all youth.

  • Some 49% of area families with children in K-12 schools meet federal criteria for assistance programs.
  • About 2,500 (23.7%) of our community’s youth, ages 5 to 17, live in extreme poverty and another 10% are from families at or below the poverty line.
  • Over the past decade there’s been a 47% increase in the number of community youth eligible for the free/reduced lunch program. In 2012, on average over 24% of our school district’s children received program benefits – rising to nearly 65% in areas of extreme poverty.
  • Annually, area organizations are forced to turn away hundreds of area youth due to lack of financial resources essential to help make programs available regardless of ability to pay.
  • Participation in sports and recreation programs enhances social inclusion and empowers children to build essential life skills, develop important character traits and lifelong values.


Be a Sponsor*:

Sponsors are vital. Sponsors have the unique opportunity to connect with our greater peninsula community, build positive brand awareness, help maximize the positive impact potential of funds raised on the lives of our community’s disadvantaged youth – and to show your  support of an important cause: our children and the future. Sponsorship packages, listed below, have varying VIP reception, dinner/event table, award naming, ad marketing, and other benefits.

  • $5,000 – Hall of Fame
  • $2,500 – Grand Slam
  • $1,000 – Slam Dunk
  • $400 – Team Sponsor (Table for 8)

To learn about sponsorship packages and benefits, please contact the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation at (253) 514-6338 or email us at

Become an event sponsor or reserve your Team table today! Online payments are processed securely via PayPal.

Sponsor Levels

* To assure inclusion in related event program sponsorships must be confirmed by March 15, 2014.


For more information:
Todd Iverson, event chair - or call (253) 514-6338.

Interested in joining the team?
Ric Hallock, Recreation CAB chair - or call (253) 514-6338


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